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  1. #1 Should obesity qualify for handicapped parking? 
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    I saw the saddest sight on Sunday. My family and I were out to eat at a local restaurant and seated by the window. I watched a very elderly couple (probably in their 90s) struggle to walk to their car in the parking lot. The wife was especially struggling and her husband gingerly escorted her the entire way to their car. They had a handicapped parking sticker but (as is common in the rural area I live) the handicapped spots were all full. Why? Because we have a high population of obese people, and many of them use handicapped parking passes.

    Sure enough, not 5 minutes later I watched a morbidly obese woman probably in her 20s walk to her car with her husband in the very first parking place. After watching the elderly couple struggle to reach their car I was furious to watch an obese lady barely out of her teens taking up a handicapped spot. Had it been a disabled veteran that struggled to his car at the expense of an obese person I probably would have lost it.

    A few minutes after that I watched another family, perhaps in their 30s with kids, walk to their car in another handicapped spot. This family was the classic rural Ohio family - all obese. Both parents and the young kids (all under 10 yrs old probably) were morbidly obese. And they too enjoyed the handicapped parking sticker.

    Am i the only one who thinks if ANYONE should be parking as far away from the building as possible, its the obese people? Its sad that the truly needy suffer so the obese can be lazy.
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    I have handicapped tags on my car because of multiple sclerosis. At times I can walk without a scooter or walker and people glare at me. If there is a close place, I will leave the HC spot for others. Usually by the time I leave the grocery or Walmart I am unable to walk more than a few feet.
    Don't judge why someone has HC tags. You must have a doctor's permit to get them.


    I have a ring that goes around my license plate and it says "I'll trade you my MS for this HC parking permit"
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    I have handicapped tags on my car because of multiple sclerosis. At times I can walk without a scooter or walker and people glare at me. If there is a close place, I will leave the HC spot for others. Usually by the time I leave the grocery or Walmart I am unable to walk more than a few feet.
    Don't judge why someone has HC tags. You must have a doctor's permit to get them.


    I have a ring that goes around my license plate and it says "I'll trade you my MS for this HC parking permit"
    MS certainly qualifies.

    But believe me, people get tags for no other reason than being obese. Happens all the time. Some doctors wont do it, but many will.

    Doctors can use any obesity-related reason to justify the tag (diabetes, high blood pressure, "pain", etc etc)
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    What's your obsession with fatness? Do you have an eating disorder or something? Teased as a fat kid?
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    Not just no, but hell fuck no. Their fat asses need to park in the farthest away space in the lot. LL, you have a legit reason for a HC tag. Let them look all they want to, you know your justified. One of my wife's friends has been diagnosed with MS. She's already having spells where she can't see out of one eye.


    Anyway, needing a doctor to say you need the tag don't mean much. I've seen people here get disabilty for asthma, but they can keep spitting out kids every year or so. You just have to know the right doctor to ask. HC tags are like disabilty checks, the one's need them had rather not have them and those that don't need them are proud of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    Not just no, but hell fuck no. Their fat asses need to park in the farthest away space in the lot.
    Damn right.

    Make the fat gits walk ... that way they might actually lose some weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nacho View Post
    What's your obsession with fatness? Do you have an eating disorder or something? Teased as a fat kid?
    It offsets his obsession with black people.:p

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    I had to force my dad who was in his 80's at the time to get a handicap parking lic. because my mother had a stroke and she had to use a walker. My dad had his leg cut off when he was a boy and never considered himself handicap. My parents sitter was specifically told NOT to park in a handicap spot when she went to the grocery store without my mother.

    It is not the fat people that tick me off, it's the young asshole who is using someone else's car that parks in a handicap zone. On quite a few occasions, I have come close to asking them if their handicap was mental or physical. I would like to see the police write tickets for those who are using a car that is not theirs. So, from my perspective, it's not the fatties, it's the young able body's that piss me off.
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    Not for obesity alone. If someone has a condition as a result of their obesity, it's a different matter. I don't want to see young, otherwise healthy, fat people getting the permits-that might take away the only exercise he or she gets!

    I'm one of those people who hate driving around until I find a spot close to the door, so I usually walk a bit from my car to the mall entrance. It's good for me.

    My grandpa had a handicapped tag when grandma was alive and still living with him. If he went somewhere without her, he took down the tag and parked in a regular spot. I have a friend who would borrow her dad's car, and she always took advantage of his tag to park in a handicapped spot. I used to give her a very hard time about it.
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    The best is the parking structure across from my gym, down town. Near fist fights over spots closest to the gym’s front door, every morning. Pathetic. Four stories and I park on the roof - just to get the extra exercise from the stairs.
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